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In this issue

Notice of Annual General Meeting
Ohu Maatu - final reminders
Scholarships - have you got your application ready for the April cut off?
Te Matatini 2015

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Ohu Maatu 2015

Annual General Meeting

Te Āwhina Marae - April 3rd - 5th

The 22nd AGM of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust will be held on Saturday 4 April 2015 from 9.00am at Te Āwhina Marae as part of Ohu Maatu 2015.  We warmly encourage all whānau to attend.

Three Ngāti Rārua Trustee vacancies exist.  R. Taylor and J. Banks will retire by rotation.  Both being eligible, they offer themselves for re-election for a further three year term.
With the passing of J Morgan, an election is required to fill the Trustee vacancy for the balance of the term, being one year. 
Nominations must clearly stipulate which seats are being sought by the nominee.  You may be nominated for more than one vacancy.  Nomination forms and Section 16 (2) of the Charities Act 2005 declaration forms are available from the office, Level 2, Wakatu House, Montgomery Square, Nelson, phone 03 548 08770.  Nominations close 4.00pm Thursday 26 March 2015.


Registration: Please make sure to visit our home page to register for the event Ohu Maatu Eventbrite or email  To date we have 102 registrations.  We know there are more of you out there wanting to come to this fantastic event so register now to book your seat on the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle boat.  Registration and accurate numbers will make it easier for your NRAIT staff to plan for meals, accommodation, travel and all the fun and engaging activities we have lined up for you.  There is a parallel programme for tamariki during the AGM so registration is really important for us to make sure all whānau can be involved.  Registration and attendance at the AGM will ensure you have a seat on the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle boat for our hikoi in the afternoon.
For more information including full programme details, visit our website - there's a handy link on our homepage.

April 3rd     5pm:  Powhiri, kai, taonga hoatu, taonga noutu,
April 4th     9am:  AGM and hakari.  Organised activities off-site for
                    tamariki during AGM
                    1.30pm:  Transport to Kaiteriteri for korero and hikoi into the
                   Abel Tasman
April 5th     9am:  Church service followed by visit to Te Uma
                   12.30pm:  Kai and poroporoaki

Annual Report and Minutes 2014 
Our annual report is now available online.  Please click here to read all of the fantastic achievements and happenings in 2014.  Hard copies are available on request and a limited number of copies will be available at the AGM.

Travel Subsidy

NRAIT is once again providing a travel subsidy to encourage and assist Whānau to attend the AGM on 4 April and the associated activities throughout the Easter weekend.
If you’re a registered NRAIT owner, live outside Te Tau Ihu and register and attend the AGM, you’ll be eligible for a $75 travel subsidy (one per adult).  Whānau coming from outside Te Tau Ihu with tamariki aged under 17 who are registered with NRAIT will also be eligible for a per child travel subsidy of $25.



Hope you enjoy this selection of images taken at last year's Ohu Maatu.



Have you got your online application started?

NRAIT continues to financially support members in their study like Aneika Young (pictured above) who has just completed her Masters in Environmental Studies.  NRAIT has proudly supported Aneika with a post graduate scholarship.  Our first cut off for scholarships is the end of April.  Grants are accepted and considered monthly.  Please register online and check out our scholarships and grants criteria here.


Te Matatini 2015

A big congratulations to Te Whatukura and Te Matarae i o Rehu

Congratulations to our whanau in Te Matarae i o Rehu for finishing in the top three kapahaka groups at this year's Te Matatini festival in Otautahi.  Congratulations also to Te Whatukura.  NRAIT sponsored our whanau in the group and were proud of their performance.


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